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Articles by Martin & others are below.

Some of my articles were written in the early 1990s, but only a few have needed updating. Many of the aspects remain unchanged due to aromatherapy organisations failing to eradicate the nonsense endemic in the trade. Some articles will remain as an historical record. Newly trained teachers and their students rarely have a clue about how the trade developed in the 1980s onwards. For those who need to believe in spin, hype and fairy tales, these articles are not for you.

Past emails to newsgroups:
There is a constant flow of new people coming onto blog sites asking questions that have already been answered long ago (mainly on the old newsgroups). Therefore, here are some of my posts going back to 1998.
Readers may find some issues not covered elsewhere on this site. File 1.   File 2.    For Archives from the old IDMA newsgroup Click here

Do NOT add a link to these .pdf articles from another site or blog.

All the .pdf files can be downloaded for off-line reading.

Education and training
Huge errors on aromatherapy type Blogs. pdf Small update 2017
Education courses worldwide. pdf
Where aromatherapy training is wrong. pdf
The hype about "therapeutic grade oils" By Tony Burfield of cropwatch.org.uk He is an analyst who knows the E.O trade inside out. pdf
How aromatherapy does and does not work. pdf
Herbs versus Essential oils-the differences and the errors. pdf
Skin Absorption - The misinformation. pdf
Aromatherapy misinformation on uses of essential oils. pdf  
Latin Names for oils & the misuse of the names. pdf
Aromatherapy - how to spot the con artists. pdf 

Canadian courses - some warnings, old but still valid. pdf

Canadian courses & claims - warnings on another course. pdf

Incorrect safety - examples from Canada. pdf
IATA conference (Canada) 1999 - Summary papers. pdf

Article for a Russian aromatherapy group in 2006. pdf

Interview with Martin in 1997 for an aromatherapy journal. pdf
Letter to Aromatic Thymes on various issues 1997. pdf
A letter from 1995 to Aromatic Thymes - trade history. pdf
Lecture to the Royal College of Nurses 1992. pdf

Therapeutic use issues
How to spot fake news and research references. pdf  New 2017
Essential oils during pregnancy-myths and facts. pdf
Herbs during pregnancy-warnings about blog sites. pdf
Fragrance & human fertility. pdf
Gynecomastia linked to lavender and tea tree oil. New 2018 report pdf
A rebuff to the inaccurate articles on the Internet 2007. pdf
Unrefined versus refined oils-short article. pdf
HYDROSOLS - production & sales hype. pdf
Aromatherapy information for Nurses. pdf
AIDS and aromatherapy how it may help. pdf
Ancient Egyptian uses of aromatic plants. pdf
Post Sept. 11th - Health advice for rescuers. pdf

Safety, toxicity and related issues
Advice on the safety issues of using essential oils. pdf

The Internal use of essential oils. pdf
Internal use - review of a NAHA presidents blog. pdf

Photosensitisation - the variables and examples. pdf
The dangers of using 'untested' essential oils. pdf
A detailed article by a person badly harmed by using the methods learnt from doTerra wellness advocate’s. pdf  New 2017
Shocking and illegal advice by doTerra distributors in Europe.pdf 2017
Blog sites that link to Amazon suppliers some of which sell dangerous essential oils without warnings. pdf
A warning over an article on the internal use of lemongrass carried on the ehow.com information site. pdf
Dangerous medicinal claims on an Indian web site. pdf

The common errors on chemical families. pdf New 2017 see this link

Benzoin - warnings on its use. pdf
Old lavender oil - the dangers. pdf
Pennyroyal oil - the myths and facts. pdf
Blending oils and the hype over dangers. pdf
Chemistry - errors on safety issues a review for the IFA. pdf
Misleading articles on fragrance toxicity. pdf
Safety issues of soap making. An article by Butch Owen.pdf
Safety issues by Tony Burfield and Sylla Sheppard-Hanger. pdf
Parodies of toxicologists advising Governments. pdf

Essential Oils Production
Rosemary oil (Tunisian) - growth and production. pdf
Rose distillation - in Turkey in the year 2000. pdf
See the 'publications' tab for the file on Linden absolute.

Conservation issues
Conservation issues - General. pdf
Rosewood oil - & global warming pdf
Rosewood oil - why not to use it. pdf
Long term viability threat to Frankincense trees in Ethiopia. link to pdf
Endangered species that are still being exploited in aromatherapy and perfumery. The file from cropwatch. pdf
Conservation issues with photos. An informative powerpoint presentation by Tony Burfield intended for IFA members but which went unused. PPT

Marketing issues
Young Living & DoTerra companies and their associates.
Review of the airase.org website and its incorrect information. pdf
The UK developing scene of Raindrop Therapy. pdf

The full review of the 2015 online conference on essential oils.
Exposing dangerous quack medicine.

Reviews of the above presentation by Dr J. Axe. pdf

Claims of anti cancer activity for Frankincense oil made by YL and DT distributors. The dangers of these oils. pdf
Gary Young in Somalia-The lies exposed by Mynou De Mey. pdf
A critical review of Young Living and their pagan spiritual claims whilst proclaiming an ethical Christian base. Direct link
Young Living's lies on essential oils for cats and dogs. pdf
Young Living Tapes review. Also see the book reviews. pdf
Two newsgroup emails on Young Living and other cults. pdf
This file over the lies about "therapeutic grade oils" by YL & DT. pdf
Young Living Files from newsgroup exchanges. pdf
General Marketing issues
Hyped oils - a huge list. pdf
The hype over 'organic' oils. pdf
Essential oils, production, trading, etc. By Bernie Hephrun.(RIP) pdf
Web sites giving wrong and dangerous essential oils info. pdf
Wrong and dangerous information on another web site masquerading as an information resource. pdf
Marketing sites masquerading as educational. pdf
Advice for independent distributors/franchises. pdf
The state of the trade in 2014. pdf
False Essential Oils - sales issues. pdf
Natural Perfumery vs synthetics. pdf
Health links web sites and their scams. pdf
Suppliers advice on what to look for. pdf
Marketing Issues - On the Sale of Essential Oils. pdf
Essential Oils on the Internet. pdf see also the file on Amazon. pdf
The need for Public access to Essential Oils. pdf

Miscellaneous issues
Aromatherapy related issues
"Over-Regulation is Destroying Natural Aromatics". A survey of the bad science in reports of regulatory agencies. By Tony Burfield. pdf
A tribute to Bernie Hephrun - an important figure in the trade. pdf
Professional organisations-a review. pdf
Professional regulation nonsense - General. pdf
Statutory regulation nonsense in the UK. pdf
Trade merger fiasco's (UK organisations). pdf
Letter from the UK ICM - On Trade organisations. By the late Michael Endacott. pdf
Letter to the Aromatherapy Quarterly - old but real history of this trade. By Mike Van Moppes pdf
Complementary medicine in the UK health services. pdf
Correcting the Nationality of Avicenna. By Dr T Nikookar. pdf
Emergencies CERMT team - Interview and details of the project. pdf
Various Letters and emails on the Trade. By M. Watt pdf
European regulation madness. pdf
Stephie Cyr of Inner Insights - another pirate. pdf
General business issues
Google are modern day pirates. Updated again March 2018 pdf
Emails bouncing or blocked. pdf
Bad businesses - mainly for UK readers. pdf
The European union and its antidemocratic ways. pdf

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